9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Share your voice It was just Monday that Apple executives at WWDC showed off their latest wares, including iOS 13 with a dark mode, standalone apps to replace iTunes, an operating system just for the iPad, a new Mac Pro and much more. But the week stayed busy: Amazon filled us in on all it’s doing in the area of AI and machine learning. The FCC approved a plan to give mobile phone companies more power to “aggressively block” unwanted robocalls. And ahead of next week’s massive E3 gaming event, Google announced plans for its Stadia game streaming service, which includes a free tier for games you buy from Google.Here are our picks for the week’s best reads:Amazon Ring doorbells are creating a surveillance web for policeThe company’s popular smart doorbells mean more cameras on more doorsteps, where surveillance footage used to be rare.  Robert Rodriguez Meet the angry gaming YouTubers who turn outrage into viewsThe video game world is no stranger to controversy, but a new class of YouTube commentators is turning anger into influence.angry-gamers-black-and-white Yuri Nunes, EyeEm/Composite by CNET From iPhone X to that MacBook keyboard: Tim Cook’s hits and missesHere’s how Steve Jobs’ successor has fared over the past eight years as Apple CEO.apple-wwdc-2019-tim-cook-2693 James Martin/CNET Here’s the Aska flying car that could whisk you to work in 2025Startup NFT unveils the folding-wing vehicle it hopes will halve travel times by both driving on roads and flying itself through the air.nft-aska-flying-car-front-view NFT FIFA Women’s World Cup is here, but life as a pro can be a grueling, unrewarding slogThe 2019 Women’s World Cup is shaping up to be the biggest one yet. Maybe it’s time that more women can play soccer for a living.W-League Rd 10 - Perth v Canberra Paul Kane / Getty Images Inside Apple’s WWDC, from Mac Pro shock to Wi-Fi meltdownWhat’s the Apple developers conference like? A WWDC veteran and rookie share their wildly different perspectives.Developers at Apple's WWDC 2019 conference Stephen Shankland/CNET Rowing against the currentDespite serious technology glitches and a major hurricane, Tori Murden McClure didn’t give up on her dream of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.am-pearl-5 Courtesy of Spalding University Chernobyl: Why did the nuclear reactor explode and could it happen again?What is a positive void coefficient and how did it contribute to the reactor explosion on April 26, 1986?chernobyl-site-promo Liam Daniel/HBO It’s time for Apple Watch to leave the iPhone behindWatchOS 6 pushes Apple’s smartwatch to greater independence, but it needs to stand completely alone.apple-wwdc-2019-apple-watchos-6-2737 James Martin/CNET See All Post a comment Tags • Tech Industry Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • 9 great reads from CNET this week Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 0 Apple Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aviation Privacy Tim Cook YouTube Self-driving cars Apple Government surveillance WatchOSlast_img

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